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Israel grants citizenship to Russian tycoon

AP, JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has granted citizenship to a Russian tycoon who could be targeted in Russia's tax evasion and fraud investigation of oil giant Yukos, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. Israeli authorities said becoming an Israeli would not […]


The president has yet to learn that optimism can be fatal

NYT, NEW YORK On a visit to Saddam Hussein's Iraq a year ago, I wrote a column that outraged his government. It described officials burning a Muslim leader's beard and then driving nails through his head..The next day I was […]


Peace not a question of legitimacy, but of humanity

smh, Peace in the Middle East: A Global Challenge and a Human Imperative Dear Friends, Sisters and Brothers The Sydney Peace Foundation, its members and partners, as well as its distinguished director, Professor Stuart Rees, have taken the difficult decision […]


S. Korea To Buy U.S. Medium-Range Missiles

AFP, South Korea will buy new U.S. surface-to-surface missiles capable of hitting most strategic targets in North Korea, military officials here said Nov. 5. The Defense Ministry said it would buy an undisclosed number of ATACMS Block 1A missiles with […]


Lockheed to upgrade C-130J Avionics

Lockheed Martin, MARIETTA, Ga. — The U.S. Department of Defense, the Royal Air Force, the Italian Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force have signed a contract with Lockheed Martin valued at approximately $20 million to collaborate on defining […]


Korea Develops World's Largest Electric UAV

Korea Information Service, South Korea has developed the world


UD to Remanufacture Marine Corps Assault Amphibious Vehicle

United Defense Industries, QUANTICO, Va. — United Defense Industries, Inc. has received a contract from the United States Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) to help upgrade Assault Amphibious Vehicles to the RAM/RS configuration to support active and reserve Marine Corps […]


German Chancellor Visits 1st Eurofighter Base

Eurofighter GmbH, German Chancellor Gerhard Schr


EADS fires up despite Airbus delays, superjumbo costs

AFP, PARIS : The European aerospace giant EADS, heavily committed to a superjumbo airliner, exuded confidence but reported a loss owing to development costs and the effect of the SARS scare on Airbus deliveries. The group, which makes military equipment […]


 
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